Convenient Military News Advice For 2012
Edited by Biagio Loft
Of 2,000 people asked if they would ever pay for online news, 9 out of 10 said 'No!'. Really does which means that that Murdoch's decision to charge users to access his news sites is certainly foolish?
I wouldn't purchase information, either, unless...
EASILY were asked 'would you ever pay for online news?', I'd probably say 'simply no', too. In the end, in a day and time when we can usually find out about major occasions on Twitter before the news stations survey them, why would we ever want pay for usage of their content?
However, I'd, and frequently do, purchase quality and 'high-class' news. I'd never pay a penny for one of the shrinking quantity of free newspapers handed out on my way to function in a early morning, but I'd purchase a Sunday broadsheet with all its extras and trimmings (even though the chances of me actually reading lots of pages are really small).
I have been known to sign up to a paid people' region on the site of a specific football group (which shall Military News remain nameless) to get access to extra content not available on the primary internet site: video interviews and press conferences, highlights of reserve and youth team fits, live radio commentary on match days.
Would I spend to read The Sun online? No. There are often only about 2 paragraphs in each image-dominated content anyway. It just costs a couple of pennies to buy genuine so there wouldn't end up being much value in using its site. The Times? Maybe, but only when all the quality news outlets starting charging, otherwise I'd just choose the totally free one.
Using a Credit Card intended for a 20p Content?
I'm uncertain how much Mr Murdoch wants to charge his users to read articles, but I'm guessing there is likely to be some kind of accounts that needs establishing. I certainly couldn't become bothered to obtain my wallet out each time I wanted to learn something and I'd be extremely hesitant to invest in subscribing.
However, if indeed they had a similar program to iTunes, whereby you just enter your password to get usage of a paid article and your card is billed accordingly, that may make a little more feeling. But, if I had to achieve that for each major news service provider, it could become very tiresome.
Ultimately, they could be shooting themselves in the foot somewhat. If the site makes it harder and less easy for me personally to read an article, I'll most likely go elsewhere. I'd assume that I'd always be able to browse the news for free on the BBC's website, which would not be good news for the advertising income of the Murdoch online empire.
Let's assume that I in fact wanted to read an article upon a paid site so badly that We handed over my credit cards details to them, what would stop me personally 'reporting' upon what this article said on my freely available blog? I would imagine it would be very hard for a newspaper group to avoid a large number of bloggers disseminating the info freely to their users who gain plenty of traffic in the process.